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Barry Cochrane Promoted to District 10 Supervisor in Division of Probation & Parole
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Division of Probation and Parole Director John Hall today announced the promotion of Barry Cochrane to the position of district supervisor of District 10 in London.
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Malcolm Smith Promoted to Deputy Warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex
Monday, September 19, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Interim Commissioner Jim Erwin today announced that Malcolm Smith has been promoted to deputy warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC) in Sandy Hook.
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Tammy Lou Wright Named DOC Recruitment Branch Manager
Friday, September 01, 2017
Department of Corrections Personnel Director Rodney Moore today announced that Tammy Lou Wright has been named Recruitment Branch Manager for DOC. Wright had served as branch manager of the department’s Victim Services Branch since November 2015.
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Kevin Hayes Promoted to Deputy Warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women
Friday, August 25, 2017
Department of Corrections Interim Commissioner James Erwin today announced the promotion of Kevin Hayes to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW).
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Michael T. Alexander Appointed to Director of Parole Board Services Division
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Interim Commissioner James Erwin today announced the appointment of Michael T. Alexander as the director of the Division of Parole Board Services.
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Steve Woodward to Retire as Warden of WKCC; Tim Lane Promoted to Fill the Post
Friday, July 21, 2017
Steve Woodward, warden of the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) in Fredonia, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 1.
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Leslie Haun Promoted to Program Administrator in Probation and Parole
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Director Johnathan Hall announced recently that Leslie Haun has been selected as a program administrator overseeing training in the Division of Probation and Parole.
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Roederer Correctional Complex Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Monday, July 03, 2017
Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Katherine Williams Promoted to Program Administrator in Communications Office
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Communications Director Lisa Lamb today announced that Katherine Williams has been promoted to program administrator in the department's Communications Office.
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Doug Harvey Selected as Program Administrator for Adult Institutions.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Harvey also serves as the statewide commander for the department’s Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT).
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Jessica Payton Promoted to Program Administrator in Classification Branch
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Population Management Kieryn Fannin today announced that Jessica Payton has been promoted to program administrator for the Classification Branch.
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